Oxer Lenin Castillo has been taken to hospital after being brutally knocked out by Callum Smith.
Castillo was sent to the canvas by a massive right hand from former super middleweight world champion Smith, making his light heavyweight debut, in the second round of Saturday night’s contest, which took place on the defense undercard. of Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title against Oleksandr. Usyk.
Castillo’s leg began to shake horribly when the fight was immediately interrupted and the 2008 Olympian quickly received treatment from doctors.
The 33-year-old was transferred to a stretcher before being removed from the ring to applause from the crowd.
Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn later tweeted to say Castillo responded and was on his way to the hospital, while Sky Sports reported that he was conscious and speaking.
We will bring you more updates on Castillo’s condition as soon as they are available.